This Lavender Shortbread Recipe is very simple, has a delicious flavour and is perfect to give as a gift. The biscuits (or the dough) can be kept in the freezer for when you need a little something to give to someone. You can experiment with different shaped cookie cutters if you want or use a letter press to stamp words into your shortbread as I did.
250 g butter
3/4 cup icing sugar
2 tablespoons of finely chopped dried or fresh lavender flowers
2 cups flour
pinch of salt
Preheat oven to 160C.
Beat butter and sugar until pale and creamy. Mix in lavender, flour and salt.
Tip dough out and knead for a few minutes. Roll into logs and refrigerate for 20 minutes.
Slice into pieces (press letters into dough if desired) and bake for 20 minutes until cooked (but not golden).
I’ve been planting lots of flowers in my garden to attract bees and butterflies, and have been experimenting with different ways to use edible flowers to add fun and flavour. See more of my edible flower recipes:
Lavender Syrup Recipe